Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman James B. O'Leary

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, August 2, 1963

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Reflections for Patrolman James B. O'Leary

Patrolman O'Leary, it has been 60 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

August 3, 2023

Officer O’Leary you are not forgotten by the Officers both Active and Retired of the Boston Police Department.

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

August 2, 2023

Patrolman O'Leary,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army as a member of the Americal Division fighting the Japanese in the Pacific at Guadalcanal during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 2, 2023

Never forgotten by the officers of the Boston Police Department

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

August 2, 2022

Rest in peace Patrolman O'Leary.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 28, 2022

The Men and women of the Boston Police Dept will never forget.

P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

August 2, 2021

Patrolman O'Leary thank you for your service and your sacrifice. A true hero. May you RIP.

Kevin McDonough JD
Family friend

August 3, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 2, 2020

As we approach the anniversary of your death The men and women of the Boston Police Department will also remember your sacrifice to the City of Boston and The Boston Police Dept. You are not forgotten.

P.O. Robert Anthony
Historian Boston Police Dept

July 29, 2019

REST-IN-PEACE My Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

June 2, 2018

Think of you often but especially on August 2, the anniversary date of your EOW. I am sure you were looking down from heaven, with Auntie Kay, with great pride as your granddaughter was married in a beautiful ceremony in which you both were lovingly remembered. Your son, a fine man, did all the O'Learys proud ☘
Love, Lorena

Lorena O'Leary Greeley

August 2, 2016

Another tragic loss of an honorable Law Enforcement Officer brings the tragedy of your loss to the surface once again. The years that have passed since that fateful day fade away and the pain is real once again. I trust that the army of LEOs who have met a similar heartbreaking fate were at the gates of heaven to welcome Ronald Tarantino Jr. Home and will serve as guardian angels extraordinaire to watch over his family. Miss you Uncle Jim.

Lorena O'Leary Greeley

May 23, 2016

I am sitting at a bench and just read the plaque dedicated to Patrolman O'Leary. I am thankful to people like him, who served and gave their lives as sacrifice so that I can sit in safety and security I am grateful for all they do. During times of unrest and with the perception of how police are treating minorities, it's nice to remember that's the police really do a fine job in keeping our world safe.


May 9, 2015

Dear Grandpa,

You were taken before I ever had the honor to meet you. I have had the privilege of hearing so many wonderful memories of the husband, father, and police officer that you were.

On the 50th anniversary of your death I wanted to say how very much you are missed by all of those that Love you. God bless you and Nana.

With love, respect, and admiration


August 2, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 50th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 26, 2013

Patrolman O'Leary,
On today, the 44th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



August 2, 2007

Ptl. O'Leary, today marks the 44th anniversary of your brutal murder at the hands of a few useless pieces of human waste. Your family could not get you back physically, but I know in my heart you never left them.

I'm also sure that those responsible faced true justice, if not in this life, then in the next. YOU are a hero and YOU are remembered.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 2, 2007

Dear Grandpa,
You are loved, missed and admired by all who knew you and those who never got a chance (me). Your memory and devotion is carried with me every time I put on my uniform.
You are my hero....God Bless You and Nana

Ptl. Tricia Sullivan

August 16, 2006

On 07/19/05 RTG 42-05 remembered Officer James B. O'Leary and dedicated our training day to him.

You are not forgotten.

Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05

November 21, 2005

God bless you for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

July 1, 2005

Thank you for your dedicated service. Rest in peace.

A citizen

October 22, 2004

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